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MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by captain_sahaj, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. NJturtlePower

    NJturtlePower Living the Dream, Driving the Future!

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    Congrats on the new ride!

    Two options.... #1 Via the climate controls on the Tesla app, or #2 on the in vehicle screen press the icon that looks like a FAN.

    That's your HVAC controls, but to the LEFT of that screen you'll see a second tab which is the seat heat controls for both front and rear.

    3 levels of heat in every seat position. :D
     
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  2. Murattukaalai

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    Getting 317 miles at 90%, at 244v charging at 51 mi/hr compared to my 2018 at 47 mi/hr
     

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  3. TimothyHW3

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    Is this a US LR AWD 2021 refresh on the screenshot?
    Do you happen to know the manufacturing date or at least the last 6 digits of the VIN?
     
  4. Murattukaalai

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  5. panpan1

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    Those of you who are interested in/waiting for a heated steering wheel, I've seen a couple articles now stating that the MIC MY has an updated interior that includes a heated steering wheel. Perhaps it is coming to the M3 soon?
     
  6. Murattukaalai

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    Here’s my video of cabin noise comparison between 2018 model 3 and 2021 model 3.

     
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  7. Robert A

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    #1627 Robert A, Jan 3, 2021
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    How do I know if my car has the updated headlights? I just picked mine up last week.

    Coming from a BMW with xenons, which produced a smooth carpet of light, Tesla's lighting pattern seems rather splotchy and uneven. Is this a known characteristic of the Telsa?
     
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    Here’s my 2021 model 3 sr+ with the new headlights, compare to the old one it’s got a lot more black in it, the biggest difference is the projector on the left side of the headlight.
     

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  10. Hi_Im_Mike

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    Sorry, here’s a better comparison :)
     

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  11. Jibjab

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    Nice comparison. I only had a brief test drive in a 2020 LR before getting my 2021 LR last month. It does seem quieter from what I recall though.
     
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  13. DutchDriver

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    Mentioned here Tesla China Model 3 gets new Model Y-style interior with heated steering wheel

    Is the heated stearing wheel for the M3 P MiC, but also "Interior atmosphere lights". Does anybody have more information about this point? Does the M3 P made in Fremont have the white interior LED's in the door and footrest area?
    At some point I hope Tesla will add ambient interior lighting, with adjustable color. That's something which becomes more standard in electric cars.
     
  14. Marius A

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    I don't wanna restart the whole conspiracy theory thing about heated steering wheels again, but can somebody with a 2020 and an early 2019 (real leather steering wheel) measure the thickness of their steering wheel?
    I've had the leather, the 2020 and now I have a 2021, and it feels like the steering wheel is thicker than before (please provide something constructive along with the jokes).
    Gonna measure it when I get home (yes, yes, funny).
     
  15. jmatero

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    Wood on the door is actually about simplifying. You’ll notice that the new door panels are all black... even with the white interior. Only difference is snapping in a small wood or white trim part. For buyers of white interiors, only things white are now the seats and 3 aluminum parts.

    I will say that the new door panel crease blends in better with the b-pillar now.

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    I think i like the old one better. Granted I did just take delivery so I may be a little biased
     
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    Can't you get the average? It seems almost the same to me, fluctuating more or less to the same numbers.

    I definitely like the old headlights better, especially on a white car, so glad mine didn't come with the new ones. The projector looks, well, cheap :).

    Mine only has the footrest area. So only the doors would be new. I remember seeing one with ambient lighting all along the dash; it looked pretty neat. I thought it was standard, so we were surprised only the footwells lighted up with ambient light was activated. Oh well.
     
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    Sad to hear Tesla got the LED door lighting out of the 2020 version. I found a movie where the 2019 had them in


    I hope Tesla will introduce decent ambient lighting like BMW/ Mercedes or just the Volkswagen ID 3 / 4.
    For this amount of money I expected a bit more :oops:
     
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    Is it true that Tesla removed Regen settings in the 2021?
     
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    Yes, one of the options was removed. It is discussed in this thread.
     

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